I got an email from a fellow mom about a good activity for small kids.....or really any kid. The idea is to grab a piece of tupperware, put some oatmeal in it with some measuring cups or whatever...like a little sandbox. Well, the little man woke up earlier than I had hoped & I was up to my elbows in dinner. So I put him on the floor with the oatmeal sand box. He loved it. It was great! And then it was all over the floor. To which I thought, "No big deal. I have a vacuum cleaner."
But I apparently don't have a vacuum cleaner that works. It actually sucks things up & shoots it out the back, making a much bigger mess than what you started with. So now there's not just oatmeal all over the place, there are tiny shredded pieces of oatmeal all over the place. I'm not sure I"ll ever get it all up. Soooooooooooooooo I would say - make sure you have a reliable vacuum before you enter into the oatmeal sandbox.
But well worth the smile - wouldn't you say?